Chapter 4. Planning an Installation or Upgrade

by Mark Spenik

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Developing an Installation Strategy and Plan

  • Developing an Upgrade Strategy and Plan

  • Upgrade/Installation Planning FAQ

In this chapter, you develop plans and strategies to help you correctly install or upgrade SQL Server. Why bother with a planning stage? Why not just skip right to the installation or upgrade? SQL Server installation and upgrading is a simple process, but, by planning, you can make the correct decisions that affect the performance and operation of SQL Server before the installation. When upgrading, you can never make too many plans to limit server downtime and protect your database against problems encountered during the upgrade. Additionally, the SQL ...

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